• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Back Country Campsite Closed

    Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek

Environmental Factors

amphitheater rim view
view of Bryce Canyon rim between Inspiration and Bryce Points
Alice Wondrak-Biel
 

The Northern Colorado Plateau Network (NCPN) covers a geologically and biologically diverse region comprising 16 national parks in four western states, of which Bryce Canyon is part of. These parks contain desert grasslands, shrublands, forests, caves, large rivers, perennial streams, seeps, springs, and striking geology. Invasive species, trampling and grazing by livestock, and adjacent land-use activities are some of the most significant threats to NCPN parks. The NCPN is designing and implementing a long-term monitoring program to measure key indicators of ecological integrity, or "vital signs." Multiple monitoring efforts will help inform managers of the health of park resources and provide early detection of potential problems. These briefs describe NCPN activities at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Briefs for other parks in the Northern Colorado Plateau Network (NCPN) may be found by following this link - http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ncpn/outreach.cfm

Did You Know?

Milky Way with hoodoos

Bryce Canyon National Park has a 7.4 limiting magnitude night sky! In most rural areas of the United States, 2500 stars can be seen on a clear night. At Bryce Canyon, 7500 stars can be seen twinkling in the void! More...